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*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*May 15, 2014
*MNDL1405.15

-Birds mentioned
Trumpeter Swan
White-winged Scoter
Pied-billed Grebe
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe
Osprey
Osprey
Great Horned Owl
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Western Kingbird
Loggerhead Shrike
Common Raven
Eastern Bluebird
Veery
Swainson's Thrush
Brown Thrasher
Bohemian Waxwing
Ovenbird
Worm-eating Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Cape May Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Harris's Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: May 15, 2014
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 1-800-542-3992 (weekdays during business hours)
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru ([log in to unmask])

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, May 15,
2014 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You
may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888.

Migration continues, and warbler migration has begun in the area. With
the cool weather, warblers should be easier to see this year. Almost
everyone has also reported BALTIMORE ORIOLES, and ROSE-BREASTED
GROSBEAKS in the last few days.

From Dent in Otter Tail County, Alma Ronningen reported she saw the
first RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD today. Other species seen in her
vicinity this week included TRUMPETER SWAN, OSPREY, VEERY, HARRIS'S
SPARROW, SCARLET TANAGER, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, and BALTIMORE ORIOLE.

Marshall Howe had a belated secondhand report of two possible
WORM-EATING WARBLERS on Hubbard County 13, about 5 miles south of Nevis
sighted on May 10. This would be a very exciting sighting is someone can
verify it.

Linda Schumann at the Rainbow Resort in Becker County reported that
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD and BALTIMORE ORIOLES have arrived in the
county. The first of the warblers are there also including CAPE MAY
WARBLER, PINE WARBLER, and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER.

Matt Mecklenburg reported COMMON RAVEN, LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, and WESTERN
KINGBIRD in Clay County this week.

On May 10, Sandy Aubol observed COMMON YELLOWTHROAT and PALM WARBLER in
East Grand Forks in Polk County. On the 14th, she saw EASTERN TOWHEE,
HARRIS'S SPARROW, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, WHITE-THROATED SPARROW,
CHIPPING SPARROW, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, CAPE MAY WARBLER, ROSE-BREASTED
GROSBEAK, BALTIMORE ORIOLE, and ORCHARD ORIOLE. Steve and Terri Scholand
, southeast of East Grand Forks, reported EASTERN BLUEBIRD, and 20
BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS near their place on May 14. Shelley Steva and I found
a WESTERN KINGBIRD on the UMC campus at Crookston on May 10. Also seen
there were OVENBIRD, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, and PALM WARBLER.

At our feeders east of Thief River Falls in Pennington County on May 15
were a couple of BALTIMORE ORIOLES, and a SWAINSON'S THRUSH was prowling
in the flowerbed.

Steve and Teri Scholand saw a RUBY-THROATED HUMMINBIRD in Alvarado in
Marshall County on May 11. Shelley Steva and I saw a GREAT HORNED OWL
pair with two large owlets in the headquarters yard on May 10. Also seen
there were eight species of warblers, VEERY, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, HERMIT
THRUSH,LINCOLN'S SPARROW , and on Headquarters pool , a WESTERN GREBE,
EARED GREBE, and PIED-BILLED GREBE.

Beth Siverhus reported BALTIMORE ORIOLE, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, and
BROWN THRASHER in Warroad in Roseau County since May 12.

Beth also reported that Ben Huener saw two WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS on Lake
of the Woods off Springsteel Island on May 9.

Thanks to Alma Ronningen, Beth Siverhus, Linda Schumann, Marshall Howe,
Matt Mecklenburg, Sandy Aubol, Steve and Terri Scholand, and Steve
Midthune for their reports.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than
Thursday each week, at [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> OR call the Detroit Lakes Chamber's toll
free number: 1-800-542-3992. Detroit Lakes area birders please call
847-9202. Please include the county where the sighting took place. The
next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, May 22, 2014.


Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN